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Seleucid

Historical Overview Section

List 42 - 320-64BC
The Army of Antiochus III
Seleucus was an officer of Alexander the Great, commander of the élite infantry corps in the Macedonian army, the "Shield-bearers" (Hypaspistai), later known as the "Silvershields". After the death of Alexander, Seleucus was nominated as the satrap of Babylon in 320 BCE. Antigonus forced Seleucus to flee from Babylon, but, supported by Ptolemy, he was able to return in 312 BCE. Seleucus' later conquests include Persia and Media. He formed an alliance with the Indian King Chandragupta Maurya. Seleucus defeated Antigonus in the battle of Ipsus in 301 BCE and Lysimachus in the battle of Corupedium in 281 BCE. He was assassinated by Ptolemy Ceraunus during the same year. His successor was his son Antiochus I.

Using the army in ADLG

  • When using the Cataphracts, consider an included General as he will be leading them anyway, and this may well be a small command
  • The Pike block doesn't need a particularly good general unless you are expecting to do a lot of rallying to make them more survivable
  • Maximise the Thracians - 2HCW troops are really good in this period

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Army Lists

Sample army lists for this army
200AP from The Worlds
3 Pike - 2xO, 1xS
Brilliant General
1 Elephant
2 MI Javelins
4 LF Bow
2 LH Bow
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2 LH Jls
3 HC Impact including an Ordinary General
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3 El
2 LF Jls
2 Bw
2 Medium Swordsmen
Competent General

200Ap
Brilliant/Competent/Ordinary

  • 2 Xystophoroi Heavy cavalry impact Elite
  • 2 Xystophoroi Heavy cavalry impact ------
  • 2 Scythians Light cavalry bow ------

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  • 4 Selucid Pikemen Pikemen ------
  • 2 Argyraspids Pikemen Elite
  • 2 Light intantry bow Light infantry bow ------
  • 2 Scythed Chariot Scythed chariot ----

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  • 1 Elephant Elephant ----
  • 2 Thorakitai Medium spearmen armour ------
  • 2 Thracians Javelinmen ----
  • 2 Light Infantry Bow Light infantry bow ----



200 AP
Brilliant/Competent/Brilliant

  • 5 phalangites Pikemen ------
  • 1 hypaspists Pikemen Elite
  • 2 agrianians Light infantry javelin Elite

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  • 3 companions Heavy cavalry impact Elite
  • 1 elephant Elephant ------
  • 2 light horse Light cavalry javelin ------

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  • 3 thracian javelinmen Medium swordsmen 2HW ----
  • 1 hippakontistai Light cavalry javelin ------
  • 3 scythians Light cavalry bow ------
  • 1 light infantry javelinmen Light infantry javelin ----




200 Points
2 Brilliant & 1 Competent

  • 2 Cataphract Cataphract Elite
  • 2 Skythians Light cavalry bow ------
  • 3 Levy Levy ------
  • 2 Asiatic Horsemen Light cavalry javelin ------

  • 2 Lights Light infantry bow
  • 2 Pikemen Pikemen
  • 4 Argyraspids Heavy swordsmen armour impact

  • 2 Thorakitai Medium spearmen armour ----
  • 2 Thracians Medium swordsmen 2HW ------
  • 2 Cretans Light infantry bow Elite
  • 2 Lights Light infantry bow ----




200 Points
Command 1

  • 1 Antiochus III (Strategist)
  • 6 Pikemen
  • 2 Light Infantry Bow
  • 2 Light Infantry Javelins

Command 2

  • 1 Competent Commander
  • 3 Heavy Swordsmen Impact Armour
  • 1 Cataphract

Command 3

  • 1 Competent Commander
  • 2 Medium Spearmen Armour
  • 2 Medium Swordsmen 2HW
  • 1 Light Cavalry Bow
  • 3 Light Cavalry Javelins

22 Army Totals


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